Safety Toolbox Talks

Safety Talks with Tips

Date Added Resource Source
All Industries
Jun 2016

Start the Conversation Activities

The Start the Conversation activities, developed and/or adapted from CDC/NIOSH's Talking Safety, were made to educate young workers about work and non-work factors that can impact safety on and off the job. These activities are designed to be led by supervisors at staff meetings or training sessions. Each activity is about 10-20 minutes long.

(Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences)
Mar 2015

Health Impacts Safety! Safety & Wellness Meeting Guides

These meeting guides, created by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, are designed to be used by facilitators of safety and wellness committee meetings.

(Occupational Health Sciences)
Oct 2014

Oregon FACE Toolbox Talk Guides

These toolbox talk guides have been created to address hazards that have led to fatalities in Oregon in construction and logging.

Jun 2013

Toolbox Talks for OSHA Safety and Health

Toolbox talks, both free and for fee, are available from OSHA Training Services, Inc.

(OSHA Training Services, Inc.)
Oct 2005

Wyoming Department of Employment – Toolbox Safety Topics

These toolbox tidbits are brief safety topics that can be discussed at your company safety meetings - whether a formal safety meeting, or on the jobsite. Each month a few more additional topics will be added for your use. Promote safety within your company by discussing the toolbox tidbit and how it applies to your workplace.

Oct 2005

Eye Safety Tool Box Talk – Instructor’s Guide

This tool box talk on eye safety, as provided by NIOSH, provides an instructor’s guide and background information on eye safety. It may be supplemented with other materials and samples of the eye protection available at your work site. This discussion is expected to take ~15-30 minutes or more and involve discussion with workers.

Jan 2005

General Industry Safety Talks

Brief one-page safety reminder tips on over two hundred topics relevant to non-construction industries.

(Toolbox Topics)
Oct 2014

Oregon FACE Toolbox Talk Guides

These toolbox talk guides have been created to address hazards that have led to fatalities in Oregon in construction and logging.

Jan 2014

Handouts & Toolbox Talks

CPWR maintains a large collection of toolbox talks. Below are 52 of our newest topics, one for each week of the year, but more topics and talks can be found on our electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health at

Dec 2013

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Toolbox Talks from Electronic Library of Construction Safety and Health (eLCOSH).

Oct 2005

Construction Tool Box Talks - A year's worth of weekly safety meeting subjects

Topics included here are intended to help in having a viable Safety Committee by providing a quick reference guide to build on to accomplish both these important tasks. The materials provided here are provided with the permission of Contractors Insurance Service, Inc. and Mr. Ned Devereaux.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Other Industry-Specific
May 2007

Agricultural Tailgate Safety Training Module: Sun Exposure (PDF)

Trainer’s module to learn the possible outcomes of overexposure to the sun, and how to prevent overexposure as provided by the Ohio state University Extension.

(Ohio State University Extension)
May 2007

Tailgate Safety Training for Landscaping and Horticultural Services (PDF)

This training module, provided by the Ohio State University Extension, provides information for trainers and supervisors on sun exposure hazards in the landscaping industry.

(Ohio State University Extension)
Oct 2005

Agricultural Tailgate Training Safety

Short, frequent, safety training sessions keep safety in the forefront of employees daily routine. The training components consist of 85 short modules, and a Trainer's Manual. All materials are available in English and Spanish. This project is funded in whole or in part through a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and presented by the Great Lakes Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.

(Ohio State University)